Count President Obama and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III among those in the house at Verizon Center for what could be the last game ever between teams from the Big East as we currently know it.
President Obama was shown by CBS on Saturday afternoon seated in a luxury suite taking in the game between Syracuse and Marquette. Here’s a screen shot courtesy of my cellphone.
Usually political figures draw a wide range of reaction when shown on the videoboard inside the arena. But apparently NCAA President Mark Emmert, seated in the same area, took some of the heat off President Obama.
Obama in the house in DC. Sitting with Mark Emmert. Boos when Emmert shown on big screen. Cheers for just Obama.
— Pete Thamel(@SIPeteThamel) March 30, 2013
Not to be outdone, it appears Griffin has also decided to get an up close look at Syracuse’s rejuvenated 2-3 zone. According to this tweet, somebody hooked him up with some pretty good seats.
RG3 also is here. He’s 3 rows back at half court on the side that hosts the team benches. He’s wearing – what else? – an Adidas sweatshirt. — WashTimesSports (@WashTimesSports) March 30, 2013
(Update 6:20) — Someone got a photo of President Obama and Griffin III together. Internet. Explodes.
— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) March 30, 2013